Wednesday 13 August 2014 

Video - Misbah, Mathews Preview Jayawardene's Final Test

Mahela Jayawardene
The second Test will be Mahela Jayawardene's 148th and last for Sri Lanka
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Watch as Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews and his Pakistan counterpart Misbah-ul-Haq preview the second and final Test in Colombo, which will be Mahela Jayawardene's final Test outing.

Misbah, questioned about Saaed Ajmal, who has been reported for bowling with a suspected illegal action following the first Test, says he hopes that the bowler will be fine.

Having been cleared once before, Misbah is hopeful, but maintains that he and his team-mates are concentrating solely on this game as they try to level the series following Sri Lanka's dramatic seven-wicket win in Galle.

Mathews, meanwhile, admits that the game will be an emotional one as Test cricket says farewell to Jayawardene, whose 148th and final match will come at his home ground at the Sinhalese Sports Club.

Nevertheless, Sri Lanka will be doing their best to treat the game as they would any other, Mathews adding that they hope to "play some very good cricket and win."

Videos courtesy of Sri Lanka Cricket / YouTube

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Fixtures & Results
6th-10th August: 1st Test, Galle
Sri Lanka 533-9 dec. & 99-3 beat
Pakistan 451 & 180 by seven wickets
14th-18th August: 2nd Test, Colombo
Sri Lanka 320 & 282 (Sangakkara 59) beat
Pakistan 330 & 165 (Herath 5-57) by 105 runs
23rd August: 1st ODI, Hambantota
Pakistan 277-6 (Sohaib Maqsood 89no) beat
Sri Lanka 275-7 by four wickets (D/L)
26th August: 2nd ODI, Hambantota
Sri Lanka 310-9 (Mathews 93, Jayawardene 67) beat
Pakistan 233 (Mohammad Hafeez 62) by 77 runs
30th August: 3rd ODI, Dambulla
Sri Lanka 104-3 (Dilshan 50no) beat
Pakistan 102 (Perera 4-34) by seven wickets